During the most recent edition of TSN's Insider Trader featuring NHL Insiders Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie, the trio discussed Buffalo Sabres' forward Evander Kane. 

With Kane a pending free agent and the Sabres near the bottom of the standings, it's more than likely the forward gets moved at some point this year. 

However with a $5.25million cap hit it seems to be easier said than done. 

LeBrun reports that the Sabres and general manager Jason Botterill have started telling teams they would be willing to retain part of Kane's salary in a potential trade. 

While that could definitely entice a team to trade for the 26 year old sooner than later, especially considering he has 23 points in 15 games, LeBrun says a deal could still be weeks away. 

Kane is on pace for a career year and has found great chemistry with Jack Eichel, he already has 12 goals on the season and is on pace for 70+ points, his career high being 57 in 2011-12. 

As long as he doesn't get injured, Kane could fetch a very handsome seven year deal on the open market next summer being in the prime of his career. 

Source: TSN Insider Trading